He promises another 250 miles by year end.
On a day with temperatures in the triple digits in Yuma, Arizona, President Trump toured new construction of the wall at the border with Mexico. More than 200 miles of the wall have now been built.
The president was joined at a roundtable with Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf. Together, they signed part of the wall.
President Trump promised to hit 450 miles of construction by the end of the year, and as of Tuesday it has hit 216 miles. Construction has sped up since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March.
“We have to know who and what is coming through our borders, into our borders,” the president said Tuesday. “And we have to be able to defend that. And with every new mile of new wall system, the operational capacity of CBP, specifically Border Patrol, is increased.”
“During the past two months we’ve seen the lowest number of illegal border crossings in many years,” President Trump said. “Illegal immigration is down 84 percent from this time last year. Illegal crossings from Central America are down 97 percent.”
Following his stop at the border in Yuma, the president went to Phoenix to speak at a convention of Students for Trump, a youth group dedicated to the president’s reelection.
As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…
- For President Trump and his commitment to have the border wall constructed to restrict illegal immigration.
- For officials who work the border, their individual safety, and good health with protection from the coronavirus.
Sources: Fox News, CNN, YouTube